Industry Expert Lew Migliore Sets the Story Straight About Carpet and Indoor Air
Here’s the Truth from an Industry Expert:
Lew Migliore is one of my favorite carpet people, and one of my favorite things to hear is how Lew reacts to folks he doesn’t agree with who set themselves up as experts on carpet. In his September 12, 2011 “claims file”column that appeared in Floor Covering News, Lew takes the consumer affairs columnist from the Chattanooga, Tennessee newspaper to task for her article on carpet installation.
Lew’s column takes the
writer’s article apart point by point, and points readers to the correct
information for installing carpet, choosing pad and assessing the condition of
the subfloor that is located on the Carpet and Rug Institute’s website. Chattanooga
It’s Lew’s reaction to the woman’s advice to consumers to open their windows for several hours after carpet is installed that I find entertaining. If you know Lew, you can just hear him saying this stuff -
all. New York
“Where do these people get their information?
And the kicker, verbatim: “When the new carpeting is down to your satisfaction, leave the house for several hours so the fumes dissipate.”
Come on, really? Do you leave the house after painting, or replacing a toilet or cleaning the bathroom with all sorts of chemicals and using drain cleaner? Ludicrous!
…Specifications for installing carpet can be found online at carpet-rug.org, the official site of the Carpet & Rug Institute, which covers all aspects of installation including cushion, substrate conditions, new carpet odor, tackstrip, etc.
Are her other books as well researched as carpet installation, I wonder? Wouldn’t make me want to go out and buy them. If you’re going to write on a subject and pass yourself off as an authority who people look to for the truth, you’d better know what you’re talking about.”
You said it, Lew. Thanks